Voter ID card is an important document issued to every Indian citizen above the age of 18 by the Election Commission of India. Traditionally known as the Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC), this card came in black and white, making it difficult to identify personal details and personal photos. To solve this problem, ECI offers people an option to get a redesigned color EPIC.
As with the older version, the color voter card will have a photo, name, address, date of birth, a hologram sticker, a unique serial number and the issuer’s stamped signature. A voter card is not only useful for voting in an election, but also serves as proof of identity or age and address.
Colorful voter ID cards will be issued to first-time voters and existing voters. Individuals who need to correct errors in old voter cards can also apply for a Color Voter ID card. Anyone who wants to change their old black and white voter cards can do so online or offline. Individuals have to pay a fee of Rs. 30 to get a new Color Voter ID card.
Steps to get a color voter ID card online:
Step 1: Visit the National Voter Service Portal (NVSP) at nvsp.in.
Step 2: Click on the Voter Portal icon available on the screen. You will be redirected to a new page
Step 3: Register at the Voter Portal.ec.cove.in on the Voter Portal
Step 4: Enter your email id and click the “Continue” button. You will receive a link in your email
Step 5: Follow the instructions to complete the registration
Step 6: Fill out Form 6 with the applicant’s details
Step 7: Upload your photo and related documents to the portal and submit the form
Color Voter ID Card will be issued after verifying all the details and documents provided by the applicant. Applicants can monitor the status of your application at www.nvsp.in.
Alternatively, you can visit the nearest e-Seva office or MEE Seva office and submit an application for a new color voter ID card. You will receive a new card once the documents are processed.